Roads flooded, 15 Indora villages lose connectivity

jiv Mahajan

NURPUR, JULY 28

Torrential monsoon rain has snapped link road connectivity of 15 villages in the mand area of Indora subdivision in Kangra district.

Three link roads — Ulherian to Mand Miyani, Ulherian to Mand Sanour and Thakurdwara to Malkana — in the Mand area have been damaged due to heavy rains and waterlogging, forcing local people either to travel 25 to 30 km more and use Gagwal to Mand Sanour link road or cross local tributaries of the Beas.

Culverts on small seasonal khuds or nullahs were washed away due to flash floods. Some portions of these link roads, too, have suffered damage due to rain in the past 10 days.

People are still risking their lives while wading through flooded tributaries of the Beas to reach their native places. They use these tributaries as a shorter approach to their villages. Commuters, who earlier had to travel only 7 km from Thakurdwara to Paral and Haler villages, are now forced to travel over 25 km to reach their destinations.

Baldev Singh, Executive Engineer, PWD division, Indora, said due to heavy rains these link roads had been shut for vehicular traffic and as and when water recedes the department would repair these roads for public use. He said signboards were being installed to caution people against crossing flooded tributaries.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service
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